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iXiGOers Apr 18 2013

Suggest a 1 day tour itinerary for Gulmarg.

Jigyasha Prasad Apr 18 2013
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From being the resort town of Kings to being the favourite summer holiday destination of the British to being a popular resort town of the masses and ski enthusiasts today, Gulmarg has always been one of Kashmir’s favorite destinations and for good reason. Just take a look at the not to be missed attractions and things to do in a one day tour itinerary.

Most Gulmarg holiday tour packages starts day 1 in the morning with an amazing Gondola ride to Kongdori from Gulmarg, which forms the phase 1 of the cable car rides. This is something you start with. At Kongdoori, there is a small eatery, serving yummy food including Curries, Biriyani, Rajma, Snacks etc. Have early lunch here as the day will be a long one. You can even get your lunch packed from the hotel or guest house in which you are staying. To know about timings, price and other related information try Gulmarg Gondola page.

Keep your cameras ready as you take these cable car rides in Gulmarg that offer breathtaking views of the snow clad peaks and the valley. As you keep going up in the Gondola, the beauty of this place is unfurled every moment. Managed by Jammu and Kashmir State Cable Car Corporations, the ride is divided into two sections. From Gulmarg you board the Gondola to Kongdori, this constitutes Phase 1, while phase 2 is from Kongdori to Apharwat. The majestic views of the lush hilly terrain and picturesque surroundings is truly a sight to behold. The ride also passess over Khilanmarg, a meadow adorned with colourful flowers.

Khilanmarg is the ideal place for Skiing. If you are here only for a day then it goes without saying that do not forget to indulge in the best of all snow adventure activity, building a snowman and skiing.

Your stay in Gulmarg will make you realize that skiing is not just for professionals but also for those of us who can’t make out one end of the ski from the other. Under the expert guidance of the ski-instructors here your nervousness and high expectations will eventually get blended into confidence. Apharwat, Khilanmarg, and Kongdori peaks are for more advanced skiers. For more information on this read Skiing at Khilanmarg.

Once you reach Apharwat, you can see the famous Alpather Lake.

If horseback riding through chilly winds, on a slippery, snowy trail your idea of fun or one of your favourite adventure fantasies? Then an excursion to Alpather lake is just for you. Situated at the foot of the twin 4511 m Apharwat peaks, this beautiful alpine lake remains frozen until June. The lake can be reached by a well-graded track on the back of a pony. Even when the lake has melted, you can still see it flecked with floating ice pieces. With the backdrop of alluring snow-capped peaks, it makes for an ideal picnic spot. To know about how to reach and contact details see Alpather lake.

After visiting the lake, go back to Gulmarg via the Gondola ride. Have dinner at your hotel or guesthouse and rest.

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